Attractions In Xanthi

Explore The Attractions Of Xanthi
Aeriko, Mirtousa and Pashalia
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The castles of Aeriko, Mirtousa and Pashalia, in Nestos Valley area are located along a very thin road where only one vehicle at a time can pass through. The backdrop to these castles is a small canyon where the views are impeccable.

Anaglyfo Mithra’s site, Thermes village
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC), this site is located in a cave. In the centre of the cave, a carving of Mithras who was a god of the sun of Persian origin is depicted. The carving shows Mithras sacrificing a bull, while followers of the god are watching.

Archeological Museum, Avdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The first level of this historic museum focuses on the history of the city and relics excavated nearby. Another section covers mythology, research and books written by ancient writers from Xanthi. There are old maps too. Ancient artifacts of public and private life in Xanthi as well as grave sites.

Children’s Museum and Academy of Xanthi
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Located in Oikomeni-Sindina. It has a large selection of Children’s dolls and books. The museum is involved in a World Biennale for Children’s Art where 340,000 children participate from 140 countries to win the best art piece.

Church of John the Baptist
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This church is associated with the Holy Metropolis of Xanthi and philanthropic missions. They have an Infirmary named “Pnoe” which is located within the premises of “Timios Prodromos” ( St. John the Baptist).

Church of Standing Hymn
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Located in old town Xanthi, the church is known for having three aisles.

Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Copperware and ceramic exhibits from the last 200 years, when the craftsmen from Constantinople were considered to be the best. Handmade pottery from the local region is a wonderful example of the artisans of the day from Xanthi.

Historical Church of Agia Paraskevi, Abdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

A must to see dating back to 1845 with impressive icons. It is located in Avdira. The design of the church is worth the trip to see the woodcut temples and “the frescos”.

Kaliva Castle, Neohori
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from 340 BC), this Castle is considered to be an archaeological site of the area. It boasts a panoramic view of the Nestos valley.

Kosinthos River
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Kosinthos river is also part of the Xanthi landscape, with stone bridges and intriguing pathways between villages and forgotten spots. Visit Halil’s watermill – one of the few that still exist today – to travel back through time.

Monastery of Holy Peace
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Also known as Agia Irini, located in the outskirts of Xanthi Town. This monastery was constructed in 1972. The Missionary Center of this monastery hosts orphan children from Palestine. It has seven functioning chapels and churches.

Monastery of Holy Virgin Kalamou
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

A miracle icon was founded on the banks of river Kosynthos which is housed in this monastery. The monastery is from the 11th century. Many handwritten artifacts were sent to Sofia, Bulgaria during various occupations. It is worth a visit to view this spiritual place.

Monastery of Panagia Archaggieliotissa
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from1841, this monastery is located at the Rodopi Mountains in Old town Xanthi and is for men only. It accepts donations for its preservation. The left wing houses an Ecclesiastic Museum.

Municipal Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This old family mansion is located in Old Town Xanthi. The home belonged to the family of Vasileou Kalevra. This was the first public gallery founded in Xanthi. The gallery is owned by Christos Polides and houses 52 paintings.

Nature in Livaditis
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The paths of Livaditis, a lovely mountain village some 50km away from Xanthi, in the western part of the region offers sign-posted hiking paths which are connected to the E6 hiking trail. The area offers climbing, skiing and mountain biking, embedded with nature’s splendour and a spectacular waterfall. The nature continues around the village of Evrimanthos where fauna and flora compete to engulf the senses. Mushrooms are highly prized in this area and there is a large variety to discover. Also visit the Chaintous forest and the area of Arkoudorema (Bear Stream), a true ecological paradise. In June the Sarakatsan festival showcases local customs of these people that form a strong part of the area’s character.

Nestos River & Nestos Delta
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Nestos river has attracted eco-visitors for decades, a perfect locale for hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, mountain climbing, canoeing, cycling, kayaking and rappelling. These activities in the land of Orpheus take place in magical corners of the Xanthi region like Galani, Komnina, Kromniko, Livadero, Stavroupolis, Toxotes and others. The Nestos Delta in Xanthi, where the river meets the sea, is also another enchanting place with dreamy sceneries. Worth nothing too is the area of Abdera which hosts a unique ecosystem of lakes, lagoons and valuable wetlands.

Saint George’s Church
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The church was built in 1835 and has exquisite architectural style. The owner who built the church is also buried in the courtyard.

Saint Nicolas Monastery – (Porto Lagos)
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Visually beautiful to visit, views of lake Vistonida’s wetlands surround it. This is a small monastery on the Xanthi-Komotini national road. It is a small that belongs to the larger Monastery of Vatopedi, associated with the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos.

Saint Vlasios Church
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Founded in 1838, it boasts various Icon masterpieces that were painted by a monk from Mount Athos named Nikiforos. The specific icons are of Jesus Pantokratoras, Timios Prodromos, Agios Vlasios, Theotokos, and Agios Dimitrios are all connected to the local history of Xanthi.

Sgouridis Estate
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

With vineyards by the Lagos lagoon, this estate is a wonderful place to visit and offers organic wines tended to by the Sgouridis brothers who realised the dream of their parents. Respect to the Greek varieties of grape and the local landscape run deep here.

St. Athanasios Chapel, Abdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This hilltop church overlooks the village of Veloni. This saints’ day is celebrated on May 2nd , with a festival after the church service that promises the attendees with good fortune for the year.

Stavroupolis Folklore Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This museum houses traditional arts and crafts of Stavroupolis from the 1800-1900s. It displays traditional dolls and furniture of village life during that period.

The Folklore Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Once an old mansion owned by wealth Tobacco merchants from the 1920s, today the museum has been totally renovated and houses impressive paintings, plus the architecture of the home depicts that period and specifically the ceiling is a must see for home restoration enthusiasts.

Topiros, Xanthi Ancient Town
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This fortified city was founded in the sixth century. It is considered to be the first city of Thrace due to its location on the estuary of the Nestor river. On the west side of this city there are ancient buildings and an aqueduct. In the southern part, there is an excavated church by the citadel.

Traditional Costume Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This museum was founded to give the visitor an understanding of the cultural style of dressing that represented the individual Xanthian persona. Each region of Greece has a traditional costume.

Virgin Forest of Frakto
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The virgin forest of Frakto is located on the highest peak of the Rodopi mountains, 1,953 meters high. It is said to be the only virgin forest in Greece and considered one of the most important in Europe due to its large ecological and historical value. It lies a protected area so visitors are kindly asked to respect the forest.

Virgin Mary Pantanassa, Porto Lagos
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Enjoy great sea views from this beautiful byzantine church. It is a truly enchanting experience to view the sea and the spiritual connection involved from this place of worship.

Vourvoukelis Estate, Avdira
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Nikos and Flora Vourvoukeli revived wine in this area by planting organic vineyards. Visitors are welcome to explore winemaking and cellars of the estate. Labels like Roditis – Physis Ampeloessa, Lagara and Avdiros will entice you!

Anaglyfo Mithra’s site, Thermes village
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC), this site is located in a cave. In the centre of the cave, a carving of Mithras who was a god of the sun of Persian origin is depicted. The carving shows Mithras sacrificing a bull, while followers of the god are watching.

Archeological Museum, Avdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The first level of this historic museum focuses on the history of the city and relics excavated nearby. Another section covers mythology, research and books written by ancient writers from Xanthi. There are old maps too. Ancient artifacts of public and private life in Xanthi as well as grave sites.

Topiros, Xanthi Ancient Town
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This fortified city was founded in the sixth century. It is considered to be the first city of Thrace due to its location on the estuary of the Nestor river. On the west side of this city there are ancient buildings and an aqueduct. In the southern part, there is an excavated church by the citadel.

Aeriko, Mirtousa and Pashalia
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The castles of Aeriko, Mirtousa and Pashalia, in Nestos Valley area are located along a very thin road where only one vehicle at a time can pass through. The backdrop to these castles is a small canyon where the views are impeccable.

Kaliva Castle, Neohori
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from 340 BC), this Castle is considered to be an archaeological site of the area. It boasts a panoramic view of the Nestos valley.

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Church of John the Baptist
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This church is associated with the Holy Metropolis of Xanthi and philanthropic missions. They have an Infirmary named “Pnoe” which is located within the premises of “Timios Prodromos” ( St. John the Baptist).

Church of Standing Hymn
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Located in old town Xanthi, the church is known for having three aisles.

Historical Church of Agia Paraskevi, Abdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

A must to see dating back to 1845 with impressive icons. It is located in Avdira. The design of the church is worth the trip to see the woodcut temples and “the frescos”.

Monastery of Holy Peace
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Also known as Agia Irini, located in the outskirts of Xanthi Town. This monastery was constructed in 1972. The Missionary Center of this monastery hosts orphan children from Palestine. It has seven functioning chapels and churches.

Monastery of Holy Virgin Kalamou
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

A miracle icon was founded on the banks of river Kosynthos which is housed in this monastery. The monastery is from the 11th century. Many handwritten artifacts were sent to Sofia, Bulgaria during various occupations. It is worth a visit to view this spiritual place.

Monastery of Panagia Archaggieliotissa
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from1841, this monastery is located at the Rodopi Mountains in Old town Xanthi and is for men only. It accepts donations for its preservation. The left wing houses an Ecclesiastic Museum.

Saint George’s Church
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The church was built in 1835 and has exquisite architectural style. The owner who built the church is also buried in the courtyard.

Saint Nicolas Monastery – (Porto Lagos)
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Visually beautiful to visit, views of lake Vistonida’s wetlands surround it. This is a small monastery on the Xanthi-Komotini national road. It is a small that belongs to the larger Monastery of Vatopedi, associated with the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos.

Saint Vlasios Church
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Founded in 1838, it boasts various Icon masterpieces that were painted by a monk from Mount Athos named Nikiforos. The specific icons are of Jesus Pantokratoras, Timios Prodromos, Agios Vlasios, Theotokos, and Agios Dimitrios are all connected to the local history of Xanthi.

St. Athanasios Chapel, Abdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This hilltop church overlooks the village of Veloni. This saints’ day is celebrated on May 2nd , with a festival after the church service that promises the attendees with good fortune for the year.

Virgin Mary Pantanassa, Porto Lagos
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Enjoy great sea views from this beautiful byzantine church. It is a truly enchanting experience to view the sea and the spiritual connection involved from this place of worship.

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Archeological Museum, Avdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The first level of this historic museum focuses on the history of the city and relics excavated nearby. Another section covers mythology, research and books written by ancient writers from Xanthi. There are old maps too. Ancient artifacts of public and private life in Xanthi as well as grave sites.

Children’s Museum and Academy of Xanthi
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Located in Oikomeni-Sindina. It has a large selection of Children’s dolls and books. The museum is involved in a World Biennale for Children’s Art where 340,000 children participate from 140 countries to win the best art piece.

Ethnological Museum of Thrace
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Copperware and ceramic exhibits from the last 200 years, when the craftsmen from Constantinople were considered to be the best. Handmade pottery from the local region is a wonderful example of the artisans of the day from Xanthi.

Monastery of Panagia Archaggieliotissa
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from1841, this monastery is located at the Rodopi Mountains in Old town Xanthi and is for men only. It accepts donations for its preservation. The left wing houses an Ecclesiastic Museum.

Municipal Art Gallery
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This old family mansion is located in Old Town Xanthi. The home belonged to the family of Vasileou Kalevra. This was the first public gallery founded in Xanthi. The gallery is owned by Christos Polides and houses 52 paintings.

Stavroupolis Folklore Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This museum houses traditional arts and crafts of Stavroupolis from the 1800-1900s. It displays traditional dolls and furniture of village life during that period.

The Folklore Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Once an old mansion owned by wealth Tobacco merchants from the 1920s, today the museum has been totally renovated and houses impressive paintings, plus the architecture of the home depicts that period and specifically the ceiling is a must see for home restoration enthusiasts.

Traditional Costume Museum
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

This museum was founded to give the visitor an understanding of the cultural style of dressing that represented the individual Xanthian persona. Each region of Greece has a traditional costume.

Kosinthos River
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Kosinthos river is also part of the Xanthi landscape, with stone bridges and intriguing pathways between villages and forgotten spots. Visit Halil’s watermill – one of the few that still exist today – to travel back through time.

Nature in Livaditis
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The paths of Livaditis, a lovely mountain village some 50km away from Xanthi, in the western part of the region offers sign-posted hiking paths which are connected to the E6 hiking trail. The area offers climbing, skiing and mountain biking, embedded with nature’s splendour and a spectacular waterfall. The nature continues around the village of Evrimanthos where fauna and flora compete to engulf the senses. Mushrooms are highly prized in this area and there is a large variety to discover. Also visit the Chaintous forest and the area of Arkoudorema (Bear Stream), a true ecological paradise. In June the Sarakatsan festival showcases local customs of these people that form a strong part of the area’s character.

Nestos River & Nestos Delta
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Nestos river has attracted eco-visitors for decades, a perfect locale for hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, mountain climbing, canoeing, cycling, kayaking and rappelling. These activities in the land of Orpheus take place in magical corners of the Xanthi region like Galani, Komnina, Kromniko, Livadero, Stavroupolis, Toxotes and others. The Nestos Delta in Xanthi, where the river meets the sea, is also another enchanting place with dreamy sceneries. Worth nothing too is the area of Abdera which hosts a unique ecosystem of lakes, lagoons and valuable wetlands.

Virgin Forest of Frakto
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The virgin forest of Frakto is located on the highest peak of the Rodopi mountains, 1,953 meters high. It is said to be the only virgin forest in Greece and considered one of the most important in Europe due to its large ecological and historical value. It lies a protected area so visitors are kindly asked to respect the forest.

No Olive Mills Found In This Destination. Please Check Other Attractions.
Archeological Museum, Avdera
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The first level of this historic museum focuses on the history of the city and relics excavated nearby. Another section covers mythology, research and books written by ancient writers from Xanthi. There are old maps too. Ancient artifacts of public and private life in Xanthi as well as grave sites.

Children’s Museum and Academy of Xanthi
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Located in Oikomeni-Sindina. It has a large selection of Children’s dolls and books. The museum is involved in a World Biennale for Children’s Art where 340,000 children participate from 140 countries to win the best art piece.

Kaliva Castle, Neohori
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from 340 BC), this Castle is considered to be an archaeological site of the area. It boasts a panoramic view of the Nestos valley.

Kosinthos River
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Kosinthos river is also part of the Xanthi landscape, with stone bridges and intriguing pathways between villages and forgotten spots. Visit Halil’s watermill – one of the few that still exist today – to travel back through time.

Monastery of Holy Virgin Kalamou
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

A miracle icon was founded on the banks of river Kosynthos which is housed in this monastery. The monastery is from the 11th century. Many handwritten artifacts were sent to Sofia, Bulgaria during various occupations. It is worth a visit to view this spiritual place.

Monastery of Panagia Archaggieliotissa
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Dating from1841, this monastery is located at the Rodopi Mountains in Old town Xanthi and is for men only. It accepts donations for its preservation. The left wing houses an Ecclesiastic Museum.

Nature in Livaditis
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The paths of Livaditis, a lovely mountain village some 50km away from Xanthi, in the western part of the region offers sign-posted hiking paths which are connected to the E6 hiking trail. The area offers climbing, skiing and mountain biking, embedded with nature’s splendour and a spectacular waterfall. The nature continues around the village of Evrimanthos where fauna and flora compete to engulf the senses. Mushrooms are highly prized in this area and there is a large variety to discover. Also visit the Chaintous forest and the area of Arkoudorema (Bear Stream), a true ecological paradise. In June the Sarakatsan festival showcases local customs of these people that form a strong part of the area’s character.

Nestos River & Nestos Delta
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The Nestos river has attracted eco-visitors for decades, a perfect locale for hiking, horseback riding, birdwatching, mountain climbing, canoeing, cycling, kayaking and rappelling. These activities in the land of Orpheus take place in magical corners of the Xanthi region like Galani, Komnina, Kromniko, Livadero, Stavroupolis, Toxotes and others. The Nestos Delta in Xanthi, where the river meets the sea, is also another enchanting place with dreamy sceneries. Worth nothing too is the area of Abdera which hosts a unique ecosystem of lakes, lagoons and valuable wetlands.

Saint Nicolas Monastery – (Porto Lagos)
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Visually beautiful to visit, views of lake Vistonida’s wetlands surround it. This is a small monastery on the Xanthi-Komotini national road. It is a small that belongs to the larger Monastery of Vatopedi, associated with the Holy Mountain of Mount Athos.

Virgin Forest of Frakto
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

The virgin forest of Frakto is located on the highest peak of the Rodopi mountains, 1,953 meters high. It is said to be the only virgin forest in Greece and considered one of the most important in Europe due to its large ecological and historical value. It lies a protected area so visitors are kindly asked to respect the forest.

Virgin Mary Pantanassa, Porto Lagos
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Enjoy great sea views from this beautiful byzantine church. It is a truly enchanting experience to view the sea and the spiritual connection involved from this place of worship.

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Sgouridis Estate
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

With vineyards by the Lagos lagoon, this estate is a wonderful place to visit and offers organic wines tended to by the Sgouridis brothers who realised the dream of their parents. Respect to the Greek varieties of grape and the local landscape run deep here.

Vourvoukelis Estate, Avdira
Macedonia & Thrace / Xanthi

Nikos and Flora Vourvoukeli revived wine in this area by planting organic vineyards. Visitors are welcome to explore winemaking and cellars of the estate. Labels like Roditis – Physis Ampeloessa, Lagara and Avdiros will entice you!